“Porcelain, No Simple Matter: Arlene Shechet and the Arnhold Collection” Exhibition

The Frick Collection

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[Image: Arlene Shechet "Big Dragon" (2012) (made during a residency in the Meissen manufactory, near Dresden), Hard-paste porcelain. 4 x 15.25 x 11.75 in. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Jason Wyche.]
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The Frick presents a year-long exhibition exploring the complex history of making, collecting, and displaying porcelain. Included are about one hundred pieces produced by the renowned Royal Meissen manufactory, which led the ceramic industry in Europe, both scientifically and artistically, during the early to mid-eighteenth century. Most of the works date from 1720 to 1745 and were selected by New York-based sculptor Arlene Shechet from the promised gift of Henry H. Arnhold. Sixteen works in the exhibition are Shechet’s own sculptures — exuberant porcelain she made during a series of residencies at the Meissen manufactory in 2012 and 2013. Designed by Shechet, the exhibition avoids the typical chronological or thematic order of most installations in favor of a personal and imaginative approach that creates an intriguing dialogue between the historical and the contemporary. With nature as the dominant theme, the exhibition is presented in the Frick’s Portico Gallery, which overlooks the museum’s historic Fifth Avenue Garden. Porcelain, No Simple Matter: Arlene Shechet and the Arnhold Collection is organized by Charlotte Vignon, Curator of Decorative Arts, The Frick Collection.

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Schedule

from May 24, 2016 to April 02, 2017

Website

http://www.frick.org (venue's website)

Fee

Adults $22, Seniors $17, Students $12, Members Free; Sunday 11am-1pm Pay As You Wish

Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 18:00
sundays opening at 11:00, sundays closing at 17:00
Closed on Mondays, Holidays

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Address: 1 E 70th St., New York, NY 10021
Phone: 212-288-0700 Fax: 212-628-4417

Between Madison Ave. and 5th Ave. Subway: 6 to 68th Street

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